|Jack Hertz- Night Songs [treetrunk 292] - Jack Hertz|
"Nyctophila (noun): Love of the darkness or night; finding relaxation of comfort in darkness.""I enter into the night and dream awake in the darkness where the universe is suspended. As the moon rises, a nocturnal state queues the symphony of lurking beings to move upon quiet landscapes under gem filled skies. These inspiring visions are translated into the night songs I present to you here."-- Jack Hertz, 2013
Keywords: ambient; experimental; soundscape
Downloads: 682 (1 review)
|Mystified- Dubstep Odyssey [treetrunk 293] - Mystified|
A nice e.p. with Mystified's take on dubstep music. Wobbly basslines and dubby beats!
Keywords: mystified; dubstep; experimental; soundscape
Downloads: 936 (1 review)
|Various Artists- Harmonica Drones Remixes [treetrunk 291] - Various Artists|
Thomas Park of Mystified created several drone samples using the sound of his harmonica. He offered the samples up for remixing, and a small group of artists volunteered their time into doing so. Four remixes are represented here, in different styles. All are excellent.Artists represented include Tomorrow's Man, SoundSavant, Phillip Adkins and Mystified.
Keywords: harmonica; drone; remix; electronica; ambient; soundscape
|Olofstorp- The Montelepre Sessions [treetrunk 294] - Olofstorp|
Olofstorp is Matteo Campulla and Alberto Picciau.
Keywords: power electronics; drone; ambient; experimental; soundscape
|Various Artists- Complex Silence 40 [treetrunk 288] - Various Artists|
We've come to yet another milestone in the Complex Silence Series. To mark our 40th release, Mystified returns with a superb longform mix of the artists and releases CS-31 through CS-39: 1. Grove Of Whispers- Complex Silence 392. Jack Hertz - "Starfish" - Complex Silence 343. Phillip Wilkerson & Mystified - "The Darkest Where Of Every When" - Complex Silence 324. Eric Jackson - "Om Of Descent" - Complex Silence 315...
Keywords: ambient; mix; longform; complex silence; soundscape
|Christopher Alvarado with Mystified- Through Liminal States [treetrunk 287] - Christopher Alvarado with Mystified|
Christopher Alvarado offered to do some remixes using mystified's acoustic drones, and succeeded in concocting an awesome, smoky, mystical vision-- spinning things in a new way and adding his own inventive power.
Keywords: mystified; Alvarado; ambient; drone; world; dark ambient; soundscape; experimental
Downloads: 1,543 (1 review)
|Scott Lawlor with Mystified- A Night On Pluto [treetrunk 290] - Scott Lawlor with Mystified|
"When Mystified made his pluto120 drone available for people to use in their own compositions, I decided to create a long-form ambient piece using this drone as the basic element of the track. I added some winter night sounds I found on freesound.org and clarinet improvisations which I created on the Ensoniq TS-12 synthesizer. I felt that the clarinet was an instrument that could express the mood I was going for, something very cold and remote, two elements which define what, at one time, wa...
Keywords: ambient; longform; soundscape; dark ambient
|Grove Of Whispers- Cathedrals And Churches [treetrunk 289] - Grove Of Whispers|
Cathedrals and Churches was performed live on stillstream.com the afternoon of November 9, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination. Completely improvised and unplanned, I had intended to test changes made to my gear. People seemed to like it, and I like it too. I hope you do as well. "A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their b...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; longform
|Fosel- The Left Hand Of Darkness [treetrunk 126] - Fosel|
"Fosel, aka sound designer Kurt Nimmo, returns to Treetrunk with a new album of microsounds and meandering dark ambient textures punctuated with occasional harmony and percussive flight. Asked about his process, Fosel admits that he does not start a composition with an idea or overall structure in mind â he simply experiments with a variety of instruments and samples and tweaks these into an exploratory melange of sound...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; soundscape; drone; experimental
Downloads: 3,036 (1 review)
|Jørgensen & Martinsen- Triumph Standard 12 [treetrunk 295] - Jørgensen & Martinsen|
All sounds in this track is from an old typewriter "Triumph Standard 12" from 1939. No other instruments used.Recordings,manipulations,Effects,filtering/production and mix by Jørgensen/Martinsen 2013Final mix by Øystein JørgensenCover by Rune Martinsen
Keywords: ambient; Rune Martinsen; Øystein Jørgensen; experimental; soundscape
Downloads: 520 (1 review)
|mystified - Trash Everest - [treetrunk018] - Thomas Park|
I am interested in some sonic ideas. One idea is to take something small or ordinary and make it sound much larger than it is. Kind of like the principle George Lucas used when he glued together hundreds of model kits to make his original "Death Star". Another is to pursue textures and surfaces, and I am especially interested in pieces where textures and surfaces continue to shift. "Trash Everest" involves these ideas and more...
Keywords: field recording; found objects; phonography; ambient; soundscape
Downloads: 2,091 (1 review)
|Christian Doil- Morsemusic [treetrunk 265] - Christian Doil|
the album is called "morse music" because every song contains its name in the form of morse code.morse as rhythm? i can use morse encodings as horizontal structure and thereby create a sound composition? my head says yes, my heart (beat) of the first compositions, no. many recurring arrhythmic accents seem to contradict the steady heartbeat. so are incurred sounded constructs that contain all of your name as a morse characters, but contacts are embedded in uniform - the heartbeat adjusted.the so...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; experimental; collage
Downloads: 1,866 (1 review)
|EugeneKha- Lost In The Sands [treetrunk 269] - EugeneKha|
========================Artist: EugeneKhaAlbum Name: Lost In The Sands========================Tracklist:1. Bells Of Epoch (Part 1) (5:05)2. A Scanner Darkly (6:31)3. Bells Of Epoch (Part 2) (5:13)4. Lost In The Sands (Re-Mix 2013) (12:32)5. Bells Of Epoch (Part 2 - Fog Mix) (5:23)6. Lost In The Sands (Atmospheric Mix) (12:17)Release Details:Country: RussiaStyle: Space Ambient, Dark Ambient, DroneTotal time: 47:01Format: mp3, 320 kbpsRecorded 2012 - 2013 at White Art StudioAll tracks by Evgenij V...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; soundscape
Downloads: 5,363 (1 review)
|Diego Caicedo-- Diego Caicedo [treetrunk 192] - Diego Caicedo|
Diego Caicedo presents part of his work for Electric Guitar, Prepared Electric Guitar, Cassette, Radio, Field Recordings and Objects. 4 pieces emerged form an improvised session in the recording studio, in LaKarraka-Barcelona, in April 2011. A journey through textures, drones, distortion, voices and object sounds.
Keywords: experimental; drone; ambient; improvised; soundscape
|Mystified- Scattered Mist [treetrunk 286] - Mystified|
This release offers listeners a special opportunity: 16 tracks of mystified's music, all created for various compilations and projects. Some of mystified's best songs have been made for purposes other than his own releases, and now you can listen to a substantial collection of these tracks in high-quality audio.
Keywords: mystified; ambient; drone; dark ambient; soundscape; experimental
|Altus- Complex Silence 22 [treetrunk 205] - Altus|
I'll admit to being dismayed when Mike Carss told me he didn't have any self-written liner notes for his Complex Silence 22 release. But he did add, "the track titles pretty much cover what I want to say." The first thought that flashed through my mind was, "What could I possibly write, by way of introduction, to do sincere justice to his CS contribution?" I considered writing nothing; just letting the music and the track titles speak for themselves (which happily they accomplish perfectly)...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; soundscape; dark ambient; sound field
Downloads: 2,907 (2 reviews)
|Jeff Sampson- Requiem In Shallows [treetrunk 163] - Jeff Sampson|
"History is littered with examples of great civilizations, cultures, and economic empires that reached a point where they could no longer sustain themselves. Complacence washed over the great majority. Where once there had been forward-thinking, it had receded to a dark shallowness sucking the light, and life, from any who raised a warning cry. Apathy set in. The foundations and structures the greatness had been built on were ignored, forgotten, and eroded...
Keywords: longform; experimental; vocal; ambient; soundscape; drone
Downloads: 2,599 (2 reviews)
|Mystified - Meditation Mix [treetrunk086] - mystified|
A little cliche? Maybe so, but as mystified has made more and more friends into disciplines such as meditation, yoga, and even writing while listening to music, he decided to jump on the New Age bandwagon and create a mix of some of his trancey material to be used for such activities. 9 pieces are included in this mix, from a variety of mystified releases, some netreleases, others cdrs. The tracks are carefully cross-faded to allow for a smooth listening experience...
Keywords: ambient; drone; longform; meditation; mix
|Various Artists - Particular Streams Remixes [treetrunk007] - Various Artists|
Thomas of mystified, having listened to a recent net release through Batman and Robin Records, realized that the sounds in the release would function well both as individual songs and as raw material for remixes. Much of the sounds on this release, "Particular Streams", are translations of field recordings made in South Saint Louis, Missouri. When Thomas issued a call for musicians to use "Particular Streams" as source material for remixing, there was a solid response, and all kinds of different...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; abstract; noise; drone
|Jeff Sampson with Mystified- Corpse Raiser [treetrunk 167] - Jeff Sampson with Mystified|
Voices from the primal ether emerge, and dead flesh comes living. This piece by Jeff Sampson, using trombone sounds by Mystified, is a precursor to a longer, more involved collaboration due out later in 2011. For now, please enjoy this piece, with all the power and potential it holds.
Keywords: mystified; ambient; vocal; longform; trombone; acoustic; organic; drone; soundscape
Downloads: 2,608 (1 review)
|Miquel Parera and Alozeau- Five Structures And A Cold Void [treetrunk 270] - Miquel Parera and Alozeau|
Here are six nice, cold pieces with lots of texture. Recommended!
Keywords: experimental; soundscape
|Tange- Eternal Dreaming [treetrunk112] - Tange|
Experienced artist Tange has created 4 longform pieces of ambient/soundscape music, crafted by his own mysterious generative processes. Do have a listen-- these tracks are full of interest and beauty. Treetrunk is also especially pleased to revisit the theme of generative music-- the original focus of the label.
Keywords: ambient; generative; longform; soundscape
|Cousin Silas- Complex Silence 9 [treetrunk109] - Cousin Silas|
There are such artists that quietly create and share their works and perhaps never really surface in the wild wild world of netlabel artists. And to a certain point Cousin Silas is one of the best kept secrets under the radar, born and raised in the Colne valley of West Yorkshire, UK. He first released in 2001 commercially through Fflintcentral but quickly found the world of creative commons in 2005 with 4 releases to date on Earth Monkey productions, 4 releases on Earthrid and wandering through...
Keywords: ambient; minimal; classical; experimental
Downloads: 1,751 (1 review)
|Mystified- Music For Journeys [treetrunk 255] - Mystified|
These four tracks were slated for digital release by the well-known Thisco label, but appear here instead due to hosting issues. The theme for these songs is travel-- each one could signify a journey of sorts, by car, train, or imagination.
Keywords: ambient; drone; soundscape; experimental; acoustic; trombone
Downloads: 1,815 (3 reviews)
|Ran Kirlian- Complex Silence 38 [treetrunk 278] - Ran Kirlian|
Welcome to Complex Silence 38.If your August is feeling hot and sticky, then prepare yourself for a cool and refreshing ambient rain shower as only ambient master Ran Kirlian can conjure up.Or, draw yourself a bath, light some candles, and perhaps snuggle up with a significant other and soak into this floating, drifting, comforting cocoon of sound.In any of these scenarios (or whatever escape you choose to lose yourself in), Ran's music is equally able to provide a soothing balm--a spacey and wo...
Keywords: ambient; complex silence; soundscape
|Jack Hertz- Complex Silence 34 [treetrunk 264] - Jack Hertz|
Jack Hertz returns to the Complex Silence Series with a deeply meditative and spacious soundscape.Complex Silence 34 is a study of a slow-moving life form that could be the mascot for everything that exemplifies ambient music. It occupies a patient space all its own in a deep universe without any consideration of time and Hertz captures this essence perfectly.Jack writes: "...this album was inspired by the starfish that populate the Pacific coast where I live...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; longform; complex silence; serene; beautiful
Downloads: 2,056 (1 review)
|A Short Term Effect- Monument [treetrunk 258] - A Short Term Effect|
"The aim of this album was to make eternal static sound sculptures-- a sonic magma always in a slow movement like a basic organism, but at the same time stable as a monument, something that could give the impression of staying in another dimension."-- A Short Term Effect, 2013
Keywords: drone; ambient; experimental
|Phillip Wilkerson with Mystified- Complex Silence 32 [treetrunk 259]|
"I had created a couple of long form pieces specifically for this release and was letting them incubate. At about the same time, Thomas Park had been mixing my Drone Artifacts into a couple of his recent (and highly recommended) Luminous Deep releases." "So it occurred to me, why not send my two pieces for Complex Silence 32 to Thomas and invite him to work his Mystified magic on them? Why not indeed." "And so it was...
Keywords: ambient; drone; experimental; longform; complex silence
|Grove Of Whispers- Complex Silence 39 [treetrunk 284] - Grove Of Whispers|
"Complex Silence 39 may be the most relaxing and peaceful of all. It's a longform lullaby of moonlight. Or a caress of warm ocean waves. Or a lazy, drifting flight high above the Earth. Or, all of the above." "At first listen, I thought I might venture to call this piece neo-classical, but then I realized that's instantly too stuffy." "On repeated listening, I would definitely call it pure space music--the kind you hear while watching the Earth gingerly rising over a moonscape or perhaps better ...
Keywords: ambient; longform; soundscape; complex; silence
Downloads: 1,124 (1 review)
|Seetyca - die comoedia von der zeit [treetrunk022] - Seetyca|
Leading-edge ambient artist Seetyca has gifted Treetrunk with this excellent suite of 6 pieces. "The suite was recorded and mixed in October/November at Mbira v.04 studio by Seetyca, and mastering was by by Artin Mucht. This record was made by using samples of mystified and is dedicated to the time wasted by thinking about time running by." -- Seetyca. Note: The samples sent to Seetyca were phonographic in nature, and originated in the Saint Louis soundworld of mystified.
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; phonography; space music
Downloads: 9,347 (1 review)
|Scott Lawlor- Complex Silence 36 [treetrunk 272] - Scott Lawlor|
"Another rising star in the netlabel ambient world makes a debut with Complex Silence 36. While it is definitely true that Scott Lawlor is still searching for his musical voice, sometimes hearing a fresh voice serves as creative inspiration for us all." "Here we have Lawlor exploring the longform ambient track, stretching his musical legs so to speak for 50+ minutes. The result is a wonderful low-volume excursion through beautiful harmonies, washes of rich ambient color, and a tapestry of quiet ...
Keywords: ambient; longform; complex silence
Downloads: 1,499 (1 review)
|Phillip Wilkerson - Constant 14 [treetrunk052] - Phillip Wilkerson|
Leading-edge artist Phillip Wilkerson furnishes a great entry to the "Constant" series with "Constant 14". This one is light and shimmery-- and very easy to listen to-- with beautiful harmonics. "Constant" pieces, for those unfamiliar, are musical works based on being as minimal as possible-- finding the least possible thing necessary for listening. These pieces tend to be drone in nature. The original "Constant" appeared on Webbed Hand Records ( www.webbedhandrecords.com ), and others have been...
Keywords: ambient; longform; drone
Downloads: 1,227 (1 review)
|AutoCad - AutoCad Reclaimed Part 1 [treetrunk046] - Thomas Park|
Years before mystified began, Thomas Park created various kinds of electronica as AutoCad. AutoCad was a product of the MP3.com and IUMA era. Although much of this material had a late 1990's-early 2000's feel, Thomas was able to make some innovations during this period. As AutoCad, Thomas created a distinct form of fractal and mathematical techno, and explored various melodic and rhythmic loop structures...
|Daniel Barbiero- Complex Silence 37 [treetrunk 275] - Daniel Barbiero|
Daniel Barbiero offers an excursion into the possibilities of the prepared double bass as Complex Silence 37. Daniel sent along these notes about his release:"I have often suspected, that there may be in the Air some yet more latent Qualities or Powers differing enough from all these, and principally due to the Substantial Parts or Ingredients, whereof it consists.--Robert Boyle, Suspicions about the Hidden Realities of the Air (1674)"As with air, so with sound...
Keywords: ambient; drone; soundscape; complex silence; acoustic
|Øystein Jørgensen- Guitar Soundscapes [treetrunk 285] - Øystein Jørgensen|
Five Guitar soundscapes made July/August 2013.
Keywords: ambient; Øystein Jørgensen; Ambient Fabric; drone; soundscape; dark ambient; guitar; experimental
|Cousin Silas-- Complex Silence 28 [treetrunk 239] - Cousin Silas|
"Are you Cousin Silas?" A person interested in using a song of his, released on my netlabel, for a non-commercial project asked me. "No", I replied "but I am probably his number one fan." It is with this in mind that I write the liner notes for the release of Complex Silence 28, an album that I was honored to do the album design for (using a painting by the fantastic visual artist and mutual friend Ade Hodges) and one I've only just listened to because I wanted to keep it a surprise for release ...
Keywords: ambient; minimal; classical; experimental
|Stefan Paulus- Salt Sea Island [treetrunk 263] - Stefan Paulus|
"'SALT SEA ISLAND'- is a sound cartography collected through field recordings across the world. these records are done during what guy debord describes as 'dérive' or 'psychogeography drifts': the experimental exploration of the environment, the mindful or transient passage through urban or country areas. This method can also be used to map the inner space - to create different thematic maps of reality...
Keywords: ambient; kraut; drone; bioacoustic; intuitive
|C. Reider- Linguism [treetrunk068] - C. Reider|
"As with my previous release 'Aughtet', this recording utilizes the human voice as a sound source. For 'Linguism' I have taken some recordings of the famous linguist Noam Chomsky speaking, and edited them to remove the content-laden part of the speech, instead accenting speech disfluencies such as stuttering, spaces between phrases and filler: Filler (linguistics) at the Wikipedia ." - C. Reider Treetrunk welcomes another cool and daring release by C...
Keywords: experimental; ambient; soundscape
|Digital Mass- Drowning Mermaids [treetrunk 201] - Digital Mass|
The Slavic anonymous collective, "Digital Mass", have created a long, droning masterpiece using acoustic brass, flute, and other assorted sounds. Enjoy!
Keywords: longform; experimental; ambient; soundscape; organic; acoustic; anonymous
|Mister Vapor- Complex Silence 27 [treetrunk 236] - Mister Vapor|
For Complex Silence 27 Mister Vapor offers a remixed and reinterpreted version of his release "Music For Transit." The new longform piece is a 7-part suite: 1. Waveborn 1 2. Pacific Reef 1 3. Meditative Darkness 1 4. Pacific Tides 1 5. Waveborn 2 6. Pacific Reef 2 7. Meditative Darkness 2 The best word to describe Complex Silence 27 is meditative and Mister Vapor takes us on a slowly undulating and watery trip through primeval currents, reefs, and tides...
Keywords: ambient; longform; experimental; drone; mystified
|AutoCad - Logarithm [treetrunk020]|
Some of you may already know this, but mystified was once AutoCad. AutoCad went through a period of great exposure, when our dabbling with fractal ambient and techno music landed us featured positions at many websites and even an appearance in "Spin" Magazine. We have, thanks to Pivotal Records, reclaimed the files for our original cd release "Logarithm: The Beat Of Life". Most of these pieces were written using mathematical or natural data (as sequence and chord generators)...
Keywords: fractal; techno; ambient; experimental
|Phillip Wilkerson-- Complex Silence 29 [treetrunk 244] - Phillip Wilkerson|
"Just five years ago, Thomas Park took an interest in my ambient music efforts and invited me to participate in the Constant Series on his Treetrunk Records netlabel. http://treetrunkrecords.wordpress.com/ By way of providing some background and definition, a Constant is a longform, minimal drone that takes a less is more approach. The idea is to create the least possible ambient drone material necessary for listening...
Keywords: ambient; longform
Downloads: 1,844 (2 reviews)
|Gas Tank Orchestra- Homeshed [treetrunk116] - Gas Tank Orchestra|
"What first attracted me to the famous GTO was this notion of using metal objects for music. I was (and am) an industrial music fan, so I picked up some recordings for a listen. Rather than music that was simply bombastic, as was often the flavor of industrial at the time, I heard a music that used parts of cars to create something deeper and more soulful-- this was industrial on the brink of jazz, or jazz on the brink of industrial-- a music that spoke to my heart and mind and that I think is t...
Keywords: ambient; jazz; industrial; experimental; found objects
|Mystified- Plunderman 4 [treetrunk 266] - Mystified|
This is the fourth "Plunderman" installment. Mystified uses antique vinyl loops of a Moog synthesizer, adding layers to create new and interesting music.
Keywords: mystified; experimental; vinyl; loop; plunderphonics; ambient; electronica
|Mystified- Fractal Techno [treetrunk 277] - Mystified|
Over 10 years ago, Thomas Park of mystified (then AutoCad), was featured in "Spin" Magazine for 2 fractal music stations he created on Live 365.com.One of these stations used as a basic premise that techno music could be created using natural data and mathematical tables.In this release, Mystified revisits the mathematical premise, featuring 3 tracks made using math tables, where mathematical formulae dictate the progressions (with minimal tweaking).
Keywords: fractal; techno; experimental; mathematical; mystified; formula; generative; electronica
Downloads: 1,201 (1 review)
|Mystified- Love Hiatus [treetrunk 280] - Mystified|
Three songs created mainly for emotional content. No weird sources or strange ideas here, other than that finding love has changed the life and music of Mystified.
Keywords: ambient; electronica; techno; soundscape; experimental; mystified
|Shane Morris-- Complex Silence 20 [treetrunk 183] - Shane Morris|
The Complex Silence Series is proud to welcome and share a contribution by Shane Morris to mark the twentieth release of the Series. Shane is well-known in the ambient universe for sharing his magnificent sound worlds freely as Creative Commons releases and through live concerts. Here, Shane presents four minimal pieces that can only be described as lush and gorgeous. Bell-like sounds and electric piano predominate, but to say that is at once a contradiction...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; longform; complex silence; experimental
|The Ambient Visitor- Complex Silence 24 [treetrunk 220] - The Ambient Visitor|
A delightful aspect of the internet is the ability to take on a different persona, an alter ego, or become that mysterious, incognito person behind the sunglasses (or the avatar). It seems that being masked and anonymous is a pastime those of a higher order intelligence particularly enjoy--just for the sheer fun of it. Of course, musicians take full advantage of this capability as well, recording under various names to suit different genres of music, or just to free themselves from an artistic m...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; longform; complex silence; serene; beautiful
Downloads: 1,605 (1 review)
|Various Artists- A Prophecy Of Emptiness Mix [treetrunk111] - Various Artists|
This is a mix of dark ambient, drone and experimental tracks with the subject of the dying city. You know-- urban decay-- rusting girders, broken trains and cars, dripping pipes, and so forth. Various eligible and cc-licensed tracks were included in the mix, including excellent music by Fosel, C. Reider (with PBK), Adamned Age, Tribe Of Astronauts, Mystified, Mister Vapor and Digital Mass. Hi-fidelity mp3 and FLAC files are available, so plug in, tune out, and imagine the natural end of cities a...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; drone; experimental; mix
Downloads: 2,495 (1 review)
|Digital Mass- Complex Silence 11 [treetrunk 129] - Digital Mass|
Digital Mass, a mysterious ambient drone ensemble hearkening from the shores of Australia, have been regaling the internet with their many creations since 2010. This time, the Mass have crafted a massive drone, very deep, with subtle harmonics and washes of subdued noise. Reminiscent of the rocky shores of their home continent, Complex Silence 11 evokes an air of mystery. We at Treetrunk Records love a mystery-- how about you? Why not take a journey into the mists, and see where the Digital Mass...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; soundscape; drone; Complex Silence